Remembering Ursula Brinkmann

Remembering Ursula Brinkmann

Our friend and fellow volksmarcher, Ursula Brinkmann, passed away last month at 84 years young.  Her family and friends have recorded a beautiful tribute to her life, and we are sharing it here.

The photo above, with Ursula in the yellow jacket, was taken by Martin Callahan at our Colorado River Walkers Thanksgiving Recovery Walk in Cedar Park on Nov 28, 2015. I love how her whole face radiates joy!

Ursula has been a regular walker with the Colorado River Walkers in recent years, so her smiling face is already in quite a few pictures on our website, but I’m reposting them here and adding a few others in this post.

Martin took the two pictures below on a group walk of our CRW Round Rock YRE in September 2016:


Below, Ursula with a group of fellow walkers in Waring, Texas, in October 2016:

Group of CRW walkers at Waring in 2016

The next three pictures are from the YRE pages on our site:

Round Rock YRE group walk Oct 2015
Round Rock YRE group walk, October 2015.

Austin Capital YRE group walk, January 2016.

Salado YRE Group Walk Nov 2016
Salado YRE group walk, November 2016.

This past May, Ursula and her daughter, Anne, joined us on a few informal group walks in Katherine Fleischer Park:

CRW member Ursula and her daughter at Katherine Fleischer Park
Ursula and Anne in Katherine Fleischer Park, May 8, 2020
CRW members by Katherine Fleischer Park sign.
The group of walkers at the entrance to Katherine Fleischer Park, May 19, 2020.
Katherine Fleischer Park, group of walkers by water
On the trail at Katherine Fleischer Park, May 19, 2020.

We miss Ursula’s kind presence and bright smile, but we remember her with love!